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Audio Library and Talking Books
by Geoffrey C. Ward , Ken Burns
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The individuals featured in this audio book are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost. Focusing on the citizens of four towns - Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Mobile, Alabama -  The War  follows more than 40 people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative...
Topics: United States, Japan, Europe, Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, WWII, World War II
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by Roy Kerridge
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It's Brighton in the 1960s. The era of Dusty Springfield, the mini-skirt and World Cup glory for English football -and in Brighton's criminal scene Frank Coker rules the waves. But the tide is about to turn, for when Dave Learner, a mere beginner in the art of villainy, happens upon the Coker dynasty, the consequences are disastrous, in a most unexpected way.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Harry Harrison
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That unusual thing, a sci-fi comedy. Bill is a farmboy on a small backward agricultural planet who is drugged, hypnotised, then  shanghaied  into the Space Troopers and sent to recruit training under a fanged instructor named Deathwish Drang. After surviving boot camp, he is transferred to active duty as a fuse tender on the flagship of the space fleet in battle with the Chingers, a small reptilian race. Injured and with the fleet almost destroyed, he fires off a shot witnessed by an officer...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Alan Bennett
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Alan Bennett's much-loved collection of monologues, giving us a glimpse in to the lives of six ordinary British people. 1 - Talking about Talking Heads 2 - A Chip in the Sugar read by Alan Bennett Life for Graham and his elderly mother has settled into a comfortable pattern when a face from the past appears to threaten his peace of mind.  3 - A Lady of Letters read by Patricia Routledge Irene thinks 'corresponding' is every citizen's right in a free society, but she gets her first taste of...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by A A Milne
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Radio adaptation of AA Milne's dramatisation of one of the world's best loved books "Wind in the Willows". Truly lovely.
Topics: Saturday Night Theatre, BBC Radio Drama
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Just a Minute with Ken Williams
Topic: Just a Minute with Ken Williams
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by BBC. Derek Nimmo
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All Gas And Gaiters Derek Nimmo
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by BBC Audio Drama
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Maigret - Georges Simenon - BBC Audio Drama
Topic: BBC Audio Drama.Maigret.Georges Simenon
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by John Fletcher
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Play based upon the traditional story of Robin Hood.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
Radio Programs
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Louise Fryer presents Bizet's Carmen  . . .the French composer's 1874 popular masterwork about a doomed relationship - in a revival  production by the Royal Opera House.    Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Bertrand de Billy ,    Carmen: Elina Garanca (mezzo) Don José: Roberto Alagna (tenor) Escamillo: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass) Micaela: Liping Zhang (soprano) Morales: Changhan Lim (baritone) Zuniga: Henry Waddington (bass) Frasquita: Eri Nakamura (soprano)...
Topics: BBC Radio, Opera, Bizet, Carmen
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V erdi's La Traviata Opera on 3 Presented by Martin Handley From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Verdi's enduring favourite Adapted from Dumas' novel La Dame aux Camélias, it's the story of the Fallen Woman, the tragic courtesan who pays the ultimate price for taking a lover only to be forced to leave him against her wishes, as they break Parisian society's conventions. Soprano Ailyn Pérez portrays Violetta, la Traviata, in a Covent Garden debut role; Alfredo, her young, carefree lover...
Topics: BBC Radio, opera, Verdi, La Traviata, 2011
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by G K Chesterton
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13 x 30 Mins 13 stories based upon Chesterton's original short stories (unlike the ridiculous, recent BBC TV adaptations) with Andrew Sachs as Father Brown. Nice, gentle listening.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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The series of Lynne Truss's hugely popular BBC Radio 4 comedy thriller set in 1950s Brighton. A place of knickerbocker glories, end-of-the pier shows... and an enormous amount of unsolved crime. Step forward Inspector Steine . Naive and innocent, he believes that he wiped out all the villains at a single stroke in the Middle Street Massacre when seventeen local hoodlums gunned each other to death. Fortunately, long-suffering Sergeant Brunswick is at hand to help Steine with his enquiries. Aided...
Topics: Lynne Truss, Inspector Steine, BBC
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he game is chaired by David Mitchell and is described in the programme's introduction as "the panel game built on truth and lies." The object of the game is to lie on a subject, whilst also trying to include the truth without being detected goto Dimsdale podcasts for more exciting drama
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Topics: The Unbelievable Truth, David Mitchell, BBC
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BBC Radio 4 Hercule Poirot MP3
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The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SEARS RADIO THEATER Sears Radio Theater was a radio drama anthology series which ran weeknightly on CBS Radio in 1979, sponsored by the Sears chain. Often paired with The CBS Radio Mystery Theater during its first season, the program offered a different genre of drama for each day's broadcast. In 1980, the program moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System and became the Mutual Radio Theater. The Mutual series broadcast repeats from the CBS run until September 1980, when a short season of new...
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Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Sears Radio Theater,...
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by BBC
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John Creasey was a one man novel factory, writing (according to Wikipedia) over 600 novels under 28 different names.  Upper class detective Richard Rollison  (aka ‘The Toff’) featured in over 40 novels, though the BBC have only dramatised 2 of these. The Toff on the farm Monty Morne, an old friend of Richard Rollison, tries to persuade The Toff to buy a farm from some friends of his, brother and sister Alan and Gillian Selby. But on arriving at Selby Farm, they discover that Alan Selby...
Topic: The Toff BBC
Comic Books and Graphic Novels
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by HERGE
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tintin comics collection
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by Rene Basilico
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I have lifted a description of this 6 part Sci Fi series straight from the website  www.thesoundofvincentprice.com/aliens-in-the-mind-radio-play/ to whom thanks. This gives as good a description as any. Aliens of the Mind started life as an outline for TV’s Doctor Who by the show’s script editor Robert Holmes. Although not commissioned for the show, Holmes was asked to develop the idea for Radio 4. However work commitments meant that the scripts were ultimately written by Rene Bascilico...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Radio Sci Fi
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M.R. James Ghostly Dramas by Montague Rhodes James M. R. James , was an English author, medievalist, scholar and Provost of King's College, Cambridge. and of Eton College, later. Though James's work as a medievalist is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and used more realistic contemporary...
Topics: M.R. James, Ghost Story, Stories, audio, drama
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Fahrenheit 451 Written by Ray Bradbury Sometime in the future the fireman's role has changed from stopping fires to starting them: the material being all books or printed matter of any kind. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn. But Montag the fireman is beginning to have doubts about his role.
Topics: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Books, Burning, Firefighter, Audio, Drama
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Written by Jules Verne May 1863, Professor Lidenbrok and his son, Axel crack an ancient Icelandic code which reads, "Descend, bold traveller, into the crater of the jökull of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris tastes before the Kalends of July, and you will attain the centre of the earth. I did it. Arne Saknussemm" Inspired by the discovery Lidenbrok begins the journey to Iceland, taking a very reluctant Axel, their benefactor and fellow...
Topic: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Jules Verne, Lidenbrok, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Iceland,...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The classic story of adventure, pirates, treasure, and mutiny on the high seas. Cast: Long John Silver: Peter Jeffrey Israel Hands: Glyn Houston Ben Gunn: Hugh Paddick Squire Trelawney: John Moffatt Dr Livesey: Geoffrey Whitehead Jim Hawkins: Ben Rodska Flint: David King Billy Bones: Brian Haines Mrs Hawkins/Mrs Silver: Tessa Worsley Black Dog/Anderson: Michael Kilgarriff Blind Pew: Anthony Hall Dick: Brian Miller Tom Morgan: John Bull George Merry: John Hollis Dance/Gray: Paul Downing...
Topics: Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins, Captain Flint, Long John Silver, Treasure, Pirates, Mutiny,...
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The Woman In Black by Susan Hill. Arthur Kipps is a young solicitor sent to the remote coastal market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a deceased client. But his first glimpse of a certain woman dressed all in black precipitates him into a series of terrifying encounters that have life-shattering consequences. Cast: Young Arthur Kipps: Robert Glenister Older Arthur Kipps: John Woodvine Esme: Paula Tilbrook Samuel: Rod Arthur Tomes: Christopher Kent Bentley: Stuart Richman...
Topics: The Woman In Black, Susan Hill, Horror, Kipps, Robert Glenister, John Woodvine, Audio, Drama
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Ghost Stories 2 by John Connolly 1. The Inkpot Monkey. Read by Freddie Jones. A novelist with a case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot. 2. The Shifting Of The Sands. Read by Ian McDiarmid. A cleric is sent to remote coastal parish where he soon realises that the local community worships different gods from that of the Christian Church. 3. Some Children Wander by Mistake. Read by Alun Armstrong. When the circus comes to town, a young boy's...
Topics: John Connolly, Ghost Stories, 2, The Inkpot Monkey, The Shifting of the Sands, Some Children Wander...
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Ghost Stories 1 by John Connolly. Read by Tony Doyle. 1. 1: The Erlking. A man relives childhood memories of the forest spirit who came prying at the windowpane and cast a blight upon his life. 2. Mr Pettinger's Demon. A country priest, sent to take up his new position at a remote parish church, finds an unpleasant legacy left by his predecessor. 3. Mr Gray's Folly. The foundations of an unsightly building in the grounds of a country house hide an ancient and irresistible secret. 4. The Ritual...
Topics: John Connolly, The Erlking, Mr Pettinger's Dream, Mr Gray's Folly, The Ritual Of The Bones,...
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by Charles Dickens
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A Tale of Two Cities was Dickens' twelfth novel. Published in his new weekly journal, Al The Year Round , without illustrations. Simultaneously with the weekly parts, the novel was also published in monthly parts with illustrations by Hablot Browne. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met; Lucie's marriage and the collision between her beloved...
Topics: A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, London, Paris, England, France, Guillotine, Terror,...
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by J.M. Barrie
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JM Barrie's classic comedy satire on class snobbery. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but as the perfect butler and the perfect snob, Crichton adores the intricacies of the class system. He can't help but be horrified by his master's opinions. Loam considers the class divisions in British society to be artificial. He promotes his views during tea-parties where servants mingle with his aristocratic guests, to the...
Topics: The Admirable Crichton, JM Barrie, Desert Island, Class System, Survival, Russell Tovey, Comedy,...
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by P.G.Wodehouse
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Psmith [the P is silent] is the upper class Everyman character. He finds himself in situations and carefully and wittily works his way through them to his advantage, for those who support him, and those who he chooses to throw his weight of influence behind. And he does it seemingly effortlessly, as he dashes from one triumph to another. Those who oppose him are powerless, as he has the right word for the right situation at the right moment. Yet, despite Psmith being practically as close to...
Topics: Psmith, Leave it to Psmith, Simon Ward, PG Wodehouse, John Gielgud, Michael Hordern, Joan...
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by Roy Trumbull
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This is the first of the P.G. Wodehouse Jeeves and Wooster stories. I've read it in what I'll call Brit Lite. Meaning that while there is an English flavor to the speech, I've not attempted to maintain English accents. There is a fine line between being entertaining and tedious and I've tried to stay on the entertaining side. Bertie's friend Corky fancies himself a portrait painter but until a commission materializes he is totally dependent on his rich uncle for support. Now Corky wants to...
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Topics: audio book, Wodehouse, Jeeves, Wooster
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by P. G. Wodehouse
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Summer Lightning is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in July 1929. It was serialised in The Pall Mall Magazine earlier in the same year. It forms part of the Blandings Castle saga, being the third full-length novel to be set there, after Something Fresh [1915] and Leave It to Psmith [1923]. Heavy Weather [1933] forms a semi-sequel to the story, with many of the same characters involved. Gally [Galahad] is down at Blandings and writing his memoirs, to the horror of all who knew him in...
Topics: Summer Lightning, Blandings, Emsworth, Audio, Comedy, Drama
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by P.G Wodehouse
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Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse. First published in August 1939, it is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle , home of Clarence, Earl of Emsworth, and the fifth full-length novel to be set there. It also features Uncle Fred, who first appeared in the short story Uncle Fred Flits By , which was included in the 1936 collection Young Men in Spats , and would feature in three further novels. When Alaric, Duke of Dunstable decides to take the Empress of Blandings [a prized...
Topics: Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Blandings, Emsworth, Dunstable, Audio, Comedy, Drama
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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA GASTON LEROUX The Phantom of the Opera, an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Gaston Leroux, is an audio drama created by Big Finish Productions for BBC Radio 7, broadcast in December 2007. The four-part dramatization is the first to feature the original operatic sequences described in the novel, which have been freshly recorded and orchestrated by composer Tim Sutton. In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, the phantom, haunted opera house, a fabled ghost
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by BBC
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The book tells the story in flashbacks during the actual Mars mission of the chronicalised history until the mission's beginning. The point of divergence for this alternate timeline happens on November 22, 1963, where John F. Kennedy survived the assassination (Jacqueline Kennedy was killed, hence the renaming of the Kennedy Space Center as the Jacqueline B. Kennedy Space Center), but was crippled and thus incapacitated, as Lyndon B. Johnson is still sworn in. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11...
Topic: Voyage stephen baxter BBC
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by BBC
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It takes place in the year 2012, aboard HMS Goliath, a Royal Navy stealth nuclear submarine, and follows the trials and tribulations of the submarine's chaotic crew, underneath their inept commanding officer, Captain Paul Wade
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Topics: Deep Trouble, BBC
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by Pierre Beaumarchais
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Thought of in terms of the Mozart opera, this piece started out as a play. Where this recording came from, I cannot recall. The Marriage of Figaro picks up three years following the end of The Barber of Seville as Figaro is engaged to be married to Suzanne; both characters are among the Count's staff in his dwelling. In the three years since Figaro helped forge the marriage of the Count and Rosine, the Count has already grown bored with his marriage and is taking notice of Suzanne. The Count...
Topics: Radio Drama, Classic Drama
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by Henry James
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When a new young governess arrives at Bly, a remote country house in Essex, she fears that her two young charges may be hiding a dark secret.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
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by Kazuo Ishiguro
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A ten part reading of the prize winning novel. A butler looks back on a lifetime of service in one of the great stately homes of England and, at the end of his career, belatedly puts his life into perspective. 
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Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Book At Bedtime
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by Cornell Woolrich
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The novel upon which Hitchcock based the film "Rear Window". A man is temporarily confined to a wheelchair and is convinced that one of his neighbours has murdered his wife........
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Crime Drama
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by Oscar Wilde
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From their aerial view, a beautiful statue and a swallow team up to help the city's poor. Written by Wilde as a children's story, and a little mawkish to modern sensibilities, it is still nicely told.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Children's Reading
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by John Connolly
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Each of the five chilling tales twists the classic ghost story in a modern macabre way Produced by Lawrence Jackson 1 - The Inkpot Monkey  A novelist with a case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot.  Read by Freddie Jones. 2 - The Shifting of the Sands  Ancient, pagan gods keep ruling over a small village by the sea. Read by Ian McDiarmid 3 - Some Children Wander by Mistake.  When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Matt Lewis
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In 1998 and newly graduated as a marine biologist, Matt Lewis got a job on the fishing boat Sudur Havid, a fishing boat making a routine trip from Cape Town into the Antarctic.   Regarded by the experienced crew as an irksome presence, Lewis saw the job as a holiday of sorts, using his scientific background to chart the various birds and fish that he encountered on his journey.   It soon became clear that the Sudur Havid was less than seaworthy, thanks both to its owners' apparent...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Pliny the Younger & Hattie Naylor
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Pliny is back once more, still with slave problems and still with his mother trying to rule his life. 2018 omnibus edition.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Historical Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Pliny the Younger & Hattie Naylor
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Omnibus edition of Series 2. The Emperor Domitian rules Rome with a rod of iron, and is dangerously unstable and paranoid. There are spies everywhere. Venta, Pliny, his mother Marcella, and Doris the Greek cook will have to have all their wits about them if they are to prevail. As a teenager Pliny witnessed the eruption of Vesuvius from his home across the bay. Many years later, following a request from his uncle Tacitus who is an historian, he takes time off from being a lawyer to travel to...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Historical Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Pliny the Younger & Hattie Naylor
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5 x 15 Mins Pliny the Younger was a man of letters in 1st century Rome. In this 5 part rama, Hattie Naylor - who dramatised Pepys Diaries, making him accessible to a modern audience - does the same with Pliny. Pliny becomes a young man bullied by his mother, disrespected by his slaves and generally just trying to get through life, in a series of incidents recorded in Pliny's letters. Both amusing and enlightening.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, 15 Minute Drama
Sermons & Religious Lectures
by A J Walton
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" Remember remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot... " So the rhyme goes... Words of "Remember Remember" refer to Guy Fawkes with origins in 17th century English history. On the 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with several dozen barrels of gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was subsequently tried as a traitor with his co-conspirators for plotting against...
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Topics: Guy Fawkes, 5th November, Gunpowder, Treason, Plot
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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. Read by Angus McInnes. Abridged by Scott Stainton Miller. This 1954 novel was influential in the development of the zombie-vampire genre of fiction, and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. Robert Neville is the apparent sole survivor of a pandemic whose symptoms resemble vampirism. It is said that the pandemic was caused by a war, and that it was spread by dust storms in the cities and an explosion in the mosquito population....
Topics: I Am Legend, Richard Matheson, Angus McInnes, Robert Neville, Zombies, Vampires, Audiobook
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THE MOUSE THAT ROARED Mark McDonnell and Steven McNicoll's dramatisation of Leonard Wibberley's famous comic novel. Under the benign rule of Her Grace Gloriana XII, Grand Fenwick is a tiny European country almost untouched by the 20th century and happy to remain so. When its vital wine trade is threatened by an American, it's time to declare war on the United States. Producer/Director Patrick Rayner Gloriana: Julie Austin Tully: Mark McDonnell Mountjoy: Crawford Logan Secretary of state: Lou...
Topics: BBC RADIO, dramatisation, comic novel, grand fenwich vs. the U.S., wine trade, war declared!
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by Eric Lomax
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Many people will now be familiar with the story of Eric Lomax the "Railway Man". Born in Scotland in 1919, Eric Lomax joined the Signals Corps at the outbreak of war, and was posted to Singapore. After the fall of Singapore, he was sent to work on the Thailand - Burma railway, where he was badly tortured for having made a map of the railway. After the war, he developed a hatred of his tormentors, with particular hatred for the man who acted as interpreter for his tormentors. Over 60...
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, World War Two
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by Terry Ravenscroft
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BBC Radio 4 series of comedy sketch shows in 12 episodes, each beginning with a Star Trek spoof, broadcast in 1987 & 1989, written by  Terry Ravenscroft and starring Christopher Godwin, Jeffrey Holland, Susie Blake and Fred Harris. 
Topics: Star Terk, Star trek, comedy, sketch show, parody, spoof, sketches
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by Various
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It's the end of the day and the children are safely in bed. But how safe are they? And how safe are you - from them? Tom Baker reads a selection of horror stories on the theme of childhood. Sredni Vashtar by Saki Read by Tom Baker Produced by Tony Harrison BBC Two 22 December 1978 23.55 The Photograph by Nigel Kneale. Tom Baker reads Nigel Kneale's story of a dying boy, who is forced by his mother to have one last photograph taken. Produced by Tony Harrison BBC Two 24 December 1978 0.25 The...
Topic: BBC Two
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by Lev Tolstoy, Neville Jason(read by)
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War and Peace - Audiobook
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Topics: Tolstoy, literature, audiobook, war and peace, audioLeo
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Doctor In The House And Doctor At Large   goto Dimsdale podcasts for more exciting drama Comedy series following the fortunes of a young doctor, Simon Sparrow. Adapted from the book by Richard Gordon Classic 1960s medical sitcom starring Richard Briers, sequel to Doctor in the House.
Topic: Doctor In The House And Doctor At Large BBC
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by William Golding
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From Wikipedia: Rites of Passage is an account of a six-month voyage to Australia in the early 19th century by an assorted group of British migrants on a converted man-of-war. It is in the form of a journal written by Edmund Talbot, a young aristocrat. His influential godfather has arranged for him to be employed with the Governor of New South Wales, and presents Talbot with a journal to record the significant events of the journey. He considers it a time of reflection for the young man. Talbot...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, Classic Serial
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Roy Smiles - DEAR ARTHUR, LOVE JOHN A comedy drama. It's often assumed that it was Dad's Army that made John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe well known. This is not so. Arthur Lowe had come to national attention, after a long apprenticeship in theatre, as the uptight church warden Mr Swindley in Coronation Street. John had made many films and found success as the diffident Colonel in the popular sitcom George And The Dragon. But it was Dad's Army, late in their lives, that brought them fame,...
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Topics: BBC RADIO COMEDY DRAMA, john le mesurier, Arthur Lowe, Dad's Army
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by BBC Radio 2
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Parsley Sidings was an early 1970s BBC Radio sitcom starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender (who were also starring in television's Dad's Army at the time), together with Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser (from the Carry On films). Created and written by the renowned Jim Eldridge, the show is set in a sleepy out of the way railway station in the Midlands, on the line between Euston and Birmingham. The main characters are the station master, Horace Hepplewhite (played by Lowe); his son, Bertrand...
Topics: Radio, Comedy, Dad's Army
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by Thomas Hughes
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Tom Brown's Schooldays is a novel based upon the experiences of the author while at Rugby Public School for boys. It is set in the 1830's which coincides almost exactly with Hughes' attendance between 1834-1842. Whilst several of the characters are based on real life boys who grew to become notable people in their society, Tom Brown himself was based upon George Hughes, brother to Thomas. Tom Brown is energetic, stubborn, kind-hearted and athletic, rather than intellectual. He follows his...
Topics: Tom Brown's Schooldays, Thomas Hughes, Joe Dunlop, Rugby School
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by E. Nesbit
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Edith Nesbit could be considered as somewhat overlooked these days. People often mistake her for the writer of The Railway Children , and The Phoenix and the Carpet , and that's about it. However, she was a prolific and successful writer in many genre. She published approximately 40 books for children, including novels, collections of stories and picture books. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more. According to her biographer, Julia Briggs, Nesbit was "the first...
Topics: Ghost Stories, Spooky Tales, E Nesbit, Audiobook
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by Mary Haley Bell
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1958, in a remote farm in Yorkshire. A group of children find a semi conscious man hiding in a barn. When they ask who he is, they mistake his muttered profanity - here is "Jesus Christ". Desperate that he should not be pursued by the authorities and crucified - as they have learned at Sunday school - they hide his existence from the grown ups. At the same time, the police are searching for a man who has murdered his wife and gone on the run. The two worlds will shortly collide.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by M R James
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During a golfing holiday in Norfolk, Professor Parkins uncovers a curious artefact from the ruins of a Templar preceptory. Classic M R James short story
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
Radio Programs
by William P Blatty
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You've seen the film (from behind the sofa, perhaps?) now listen to the radio adaptation of the book. Contains "very strong language".....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
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by John Wyndham
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Matthew is twelve, and a completely normal child. Suddenly he starts asking unusual questions and behaving oddly. It is then that his parents become aware of Chocky.  Adapted for radio by John Tydeman with Eric Thompson. And Jack De Manio as himself.  Produced By: John Tydeman Matthew Gore: J Bennett David Gore: Eric Thompson Mary Gore: Sheila Grant Alan Froome: Peter Baldwin Roy Landis: Michael Spice Sir William Thorne: Rolf Lefebvre Dr Frost: Lockwood West Dennis Chattery: John Baddeley...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
Radio Programs
by Raymond Chandler
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A small, neat girl walks into Philip Marlowe's office. Orfamay Quest is looking for her brother Orrin. She gives Marlowe twenty dollars and lots of moral disapproval. Marlowe takes the case and finds himself drawn into the glamorous world of the Hollywood film studios.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by John Taylor
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Six, none too serious tales that Conan Doyle would never have written. Gently entertaining.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
Radio Programs
by J B Priestley
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1998 version of the play made for the BBC World Service, with Bob Peck as Inspector Goole. Highly recommended dramatisation.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
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The Penny Dreadfuls examine the life of Guy Fawkes, undertake a satirical version of the French Revolution and turn their comic eye towards Hereward the Wake and The Brothers Faversham . The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn -Smith, Marek...
Topics: Penny Dreadfuls, Guy Fawkes, Revolution, Hereward the Wake, The Brothers Faversham. Margaret...
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by Joseph Heller
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Joseph Heller's iconoclastic novel. Yossarian is in hospital with a pain in his liver and is given the task of censoring letters. Keen to be grounded after a disastrous mission to Avignon, Yossarian has the unassailable circular logic of Catch 22 explained to him. "There was only one catch and that was Catch 22." Abridged by Robin Brooks Read by Stuart Milligan Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by BBC
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An inventive two-part adaptation by Glen Neath of wondrously entertaining and earthly tales from the Arabian Nights, reviving old favorites as well as lesser-known tales, with an extraordinary ensemble cast of actors from East and West. Ata Madri travels to modern-day Cairo to track down an elusive medieval copy of the Arabian Nights - one that is said to have the original ending ... but a sea of stories await her ... Narrator ... Nadim Sawatha Ata Madri .... Indira Varma Clive/King...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, Radio Drama, Arabian Nights, 1001 Nights, Thousand and One Nights
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by BBC
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The Infinite Monkey Cage is a BBC Radio 4 comedy and popular science series. Hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, The Independent described it as a "witty and irreverent look at the world according to science Each show has a particular topic up for discussion, with previous topics including the apocalypse and space travel. There are normally three guests; two of these are scientists with an interest in the topic of discussion, offering an expert opinion on the subject....
Topic: The Infinite Monkey Cage BBC podcast
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by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, BBC
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A British crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.
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Topics: Sherlock, BBC Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven...
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by Alison Neil
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It is December 1968, and Richmal Crompton, author of the `William' stories, is driving in fog a few weeks before her death. She nearly hits a child, who, although flesh and blood, appears to be William, her fictional creation.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Biographical Drama, Afternoon Play